If NHL 09 had controls like they had about 10 years ago, I'd want to get it. But for some reason, if you pick the non-analog controls you can't do everything, which sucks (at least it was that way in the demo). I don't really like the analog controls at all--I don't really understand why it's such a big deal, it seems gimmicky.
The other thing that bothered me about the demo is that there isn't any speed burst. I don't understand that. When playing hockey there's definitely a fast speed and a 'high gear' speed. Why did they remove that?
p.s. if these items are actually in the game, please let me know--I can only base this off of the demo.